Moving can be a stressful process, so it’s understandable that you might forget some key aspects. Whether you move on your own or hire professional movers, however, it’s best to ensure you’ve crossed all your T’s and dotted all your I’s so your move can be as stress-free and efficient as possible. Here are some most common forgotten aspects of moving.
1. Clearing out the Dressers
Often times, people forget to clear out their dressers, hutches, and other furniture. Often, it’s due to an out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality. Sometimes, homeowners erroneously think these items can remain in the dressers. Leaving things such as glassware and other fragile items in a hutch can be costly, however. These items could get damaged or broken. Even if we’re talking about leaving clothes in your bedroom dressers, it’s still best to clear these out. Clearing out the dressers will make moving easy. A dresser full of items such as clothes will make it much heavier for the movers. Remove all items and store them in labelled boxes instead.
2. Forgetting to Reserve Elevators
Most apartments pad their elevators on moving day, while condos allow you to book their service elevator instead. Failure to reserve an elevator will leave you spending more time than needed, with Hudson Movers standing in line holding your possessions. The concierge may also outright ban you from using the common elevator for moving purposes without a reservation.
If your building isn’t busy, then reserving an elevator shouldn’t be an issue. If, on the other hand, you live in a busy building with several floors, you’re going to want to reserve the service elevator well in advance.
3. Labelling Boxes
Many people forget to label boxes, or at least some of them. Moving into a new house can be stressful, but staying organized can help. Labelling each box per room will not only be beneficial to the movers but will make unpacking less stressful.
Labelling boxes make unpacking fast and easy. When labelling boxes, write which room each box should go in, whether that’s the bedroom, kitchen, living room, etc. By doing this, movers will be able to place each box in its designated location, which can save you time, and, as a result, save you money too.
4. Creating a Parking Spot for Movers at Both Location
Finally, the moving day is here and the movers call to inform you they’re on the way. Then comes the big question—Is there a parking spot for the truck? This question can leave you dumbfounded. Many homeowners don’t consider this aspect of the move. It may be too late to consider this part of the move once you’ve reached your destination—the street might already be lined with cars. The closest parking spot might be several blocks away. This kind of situation not only adds to moving time, but it also increases your costs.
Creating a parking spot for movers will make the move a lot more efficient. This should be done at both locations. It makes for a smoother and easier moving day.
Moving is never easy, and it can be stressful. Fortunately, local movers can the weight off your shoulders. Get in touch with them today.